Mindfulness based Perth & Fremantle Counselling

Passionate about helping you overcome the obstacles in your life, to discover your joy and live your life to the full.

Fremantle counselling services

Utilising powerful tools of embodied mindfulness, we can cut through limiting past experiences and beliefs to find the real you. To realise your full potential Past experiences and traumas are held in our bodies and our emotions as well as our thoughts and our beliefs.

Mindfulness and body based therapy can help you access your innate intelligence and to unlock these old beliefs and patterns. By safely bringing painful experiences to resolution, you can open up new horizons. This leads to a sense of freedom and expansion, to new possibilities in life. Helping you to feel fully alive and free to live the life you want.

Ajay has spent his life diving deeply into meditation and personal development work. He has over twenty-five years training and experience in a variety of modalities. Ajay brings the richness of this background to his counselling practice, offering powerful tools for change.

Ajay is an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. He holds a Master’s degree in social work. He also has Medicare recognised status as an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Servicing the wider Perth metro area, he offers counselling in Fremantle  Ajay creates a warm safe space to resolve the obstacles to your growth, supporting you to live your life to the full.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Best practice hygiene measures are in place, including social distancing, for face to face appointments.

VIDEO COUNSELLING is available for those who are self isolating. Please call to discuss your situation and how we can best meet your needs.

 

The stresses of isolation, financial and health concerns can be particularly challenging at this time. Therefore, it is important to seek help if you need it, rather than to feel you need to “go it alone”. It is my passion to work with people in challenging times. I am available to support you.

Specialising in

  • Personal Growth
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships 

Using mindfulness we can realise our full potential as people.

Ajay Hawkes

Accredited mental health social workerAjay Hawkes
MA, AMHSW, CHT

Medicare rebates available

Fully accredited therapist with extensive experience in personal growth and mindfulness meditation.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy doesn’t just give you some short term coping strategies, it aims to get to the roots of what is holding you back, and to create lasting change, enabling you to live a fuller life.

After many years of exploring a wide variety of disciplines, Ajay found that working somatically, through the felt sense of the body, is a very powerful way to approach therapy. It includes the mind, the emotions and the body, so it is a very holistic and deep way of working. This helps us to grapple with the core issues of our life in a profound way and to live to our full potential.

Ajay has trained in various approaches, including Hakomi psychotherapy which is a Mindfulness Based Somatic (Body) Psychotherapy. These approaches shape the development of a personalised program matched to your individual needs.

When we start, I like to give you some coping strategies to give some immediate relief form the stresses of life. We will also work deeply on how core beliefs have been formed and how to change them. These beliefs have often been held since early childhood so changing them can have a profound and lasting effect. We can be unburdened of things we may have been carrying for years, we can feel a lot lighter and freer… READ MORE

Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps us to stay centred and grounded in challenging situations, so that we get less triggered. This helps us enormously as then we can find much better ways of responding to life’s challenges. Mindfulness can be easily learned through counselling as a day to day coping strategy, as well as explored in more depth through meditation. At its deepest, mindfulness is about experiencing ourselves fully, about realising who we really are… READ MORE

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Brief Therapy

Therapy need not go on for years. The aim is that trauma and our limiting beliefs do not have to be a life sentence, and that we can relatively quickly resolve the issues that confront us.

Tailoring a session to your needs, Ajay uses a range of proven counselling techniques to support you in your life. This can mean brief therapy, psychological education, or in depth psychotherapy. Often emotions and events can seem overwhelming or we can feel stuck and unable to see a way forward. In brief therapy Ajay will show you tools that you can use in daily life to help with challenging situations and emotions. 

We will also look at your core beliefs, for instance “I’m not good enough” or “I’ll never get what I need or want in life” and learn to change them to more supportive beliefs. Using simple mindfulness techniques we can gain a lot of clarity and the ability to harness our emotional responses in a useful way rather than feeling swamped by them. This allows us to move through life with more ease and joy.

Quote of the week:

“The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.” 
Gabor Maté


We can be very practiced at burying and numbing our painful emotions. We might use the various distractions of social media or even drugs and alcohol as painkillers. This can create a lot of inner tension and a weight of supressed emotions. So therapy can often be a process of developing the resources to process our emotions in a helpful way. In a way where we learn what they are there to tell us about what caused the pain. Whether that is a past experience that we need to heal or a current situation that we are in which might be causing us pain.

As we learn to process our emotions we become less reactive, and more able to see clearly what is going on a round us. This becomes a life long skill that we can take away from therapy and use to deal with the challenges that life throws at us. 

It also often means that we get less triggered by small things and that life and relationships become a lot more enjoyable. Less of an emotional rollercoaster! In fact a lot more fun!

Our therapy programs offer

Programs drawn from leading research and modalities

  • Learn powerful tools for change
  • Understand the role of emotions
  • Develop emotional awareness
  • Understand your past experiences
  • Discover your limiting core beliefs
  • Develop new supportive beliefs
  • Act with more insight and clarity
  • Feel more nourished and fulfilled
  • Live a more joyful life 

 

  • We use carbon offsetting for an ethical approach to Fremantle Counselling
Medicare Rebates Available